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Morocco : Ministry of Health to control clinics caring for Covid patients

Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb. /DR
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The Ministry of Health will launch a central monitoring committee for the care of Covid-19 patients who are admitted to private clinics.

The body will be tasked with examining the procedures at said facilities as well as any potential violations that may arise. The monitoring measure was decided following several irregularities reported. These would concern the reportedly excessively high costs for the services provided as well as the reception processes put in place.

The committee will be constituted of the general inspectorate of the ministry, the National Health Insurance Agency (ANAM) and the National Council of the Order of Physicians (CNOM), according to a statement sent to Yabiladi. 

The body, whose role was assigned following the conclusions of a meeting, held Thursday, November 19 by the Minister of Health, will also have to propose measures to deal with these abuses, in accordance with law 65.00 serving as a basis for health coverage legislation, as well as national conventions.

The ministry announced that the unit would be responsible for setting up regional committees, also made up of regional inspectors from the same public health department and representatives of regional councils of the CNOM as well as medical practitioners, in coordination with the ANAM.

The same source indicates that, in order for the potential abuses to be treated accordingly, citizens that would have been subjected to irregular processes would have to provide supporting documentation to their claims. Citizens may register their complaint with the general inspectorate or the regional inspections of the Ministry of Health, the ANAM or insurers covering the basic compulsory scheme.

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